Risk factors for early unplanned hospital readmission in the elderly.

  title={Risk factors for early unplanned hospital readmission in the elderly.},
  author={Richard L Reed and Robert Allan Pearlman and David M. Buchner},
  journal={Journal of general internal medicine},
  volume={6 3},
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of early (in 14 days or less) readmissions to the hospital, and to identify risk factors for readmission. DESIGN Matched case-control. Cases (n = 155) were readmitted to the hospital within 14 days of a hospital discharge, while controls (n = 155) were not. Controls and cases were matched by week of hospital discharge. PATIENTS Two-year sequential sample of male veterans aged 65 years and over admitted to the Seattle Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical… CONTINUE READING

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